Everything You Wanted to Know and More

Ok where was we?  Where were we?  We was, we were…

Scribing the Base:

Cleaning up a base tenon:

A finished tenon:

A newborn trestle:

Scribing the stringer:

Still scribing the stringer:

Roughed-out dovetail tenon:

Dovetail tenon, again:

Cleaned dovetail tenon:

The beginnings of a dovetail mortise:

A cleaned dovetail mortise and housing:

Another view:

Dovetail joint prefit:

The whole enchilada:

No sh*t talk about this one, I am very proud of it!

Thanks again to my boss Clark for the shop space, Steve at Butcher Block Furniture for the walnut, Mike, Mike, Lefty, Boris, Jen, and everyone else!

The Longest Week I Ever Lived Was a Day Behind the Planer

Where do you go from here?

I’m so glad you asked!

An LVL sled provides a straight datum plane for the planer:

A better look at the sled:

Sled in action:

No more whip:

All flat, but not down to thickness:

Flat, equal thickness, but not straight:

A mountain of planer shavings:

Using my trusty sled as a fence datum to rip a straight edge:

Straightline rippin’, never mind the flash:

Routing out a groove for the eventual spline:

Walnut splines (thanks Steve!) and threaded rod (Hey! Hold on! it’s supposed to come apart for moving):

Tightened up and end-cut:

Flooded with resin filler:

Sanding back down to real wood:

Dripping wet with Land Ark!:

Yes, it has taken this long!

Next up, the base…

I can’t thank my boss Clark enough for letting me destroy his shop during all of this!